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2010-11-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Taxation
For the Little People

WaPo on Charlie Rangel’s having been found guilty by the House Ethics Committee: The conviction covers four areas of unethical behavior, the committee ruled. Rangel, 80, was found to have improperly used his congressional staff and official letterhead to solicit donations from corporate charities and chief executives for a college wing named in his honor, […]

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Ron Paul in his response to the TSA’s new protocol of sexual assault and molestation: My legislation is simple. It establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another […]

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2010-10-12 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Government
Still a Good Idea

In a previous post I mentioned that the so-called “repeal amendment” was a good idea. It still is. The American Spectator: LAST YEAR, Randy Barnett, a constitutional law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, took to the Wall Street Journal to argue that the states should use their power under Article V to call a […]

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2010-09-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + health care + Legislation
Dude Kinda Has a Point

Though his rhetoric is the decisively pro-Republitard bullshit that keeps getting those fuckers elected, this dude kinda has a a point when discussing the Demotarded “blame it on Bush” meme it has hatched and nurtured over the past two years: So in that context, let’s just see what Bush and Republicans are to blame for… […]

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2010-08-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + POTUS
Methinks ’tis Also So

By the time Bushie turned in to a political liability1 for congressional Republicans during election season, he was fuckin’ hated by most voters. Methinks ’tis also so for Obama. _______________ 1. Political liability in the sense that active support is more harmful for a particular candidate than being uninvolved.

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2010-07-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Legislation
Goose and the Gander

I find this kind of shit insanely annoying. We banned online gambling For the Children™, but congresscritters can revive it again when government needs cash. It’s not okay for adults to gamble, but it’s okay for the government to make money from it when needs additional revenue streams. Fuck you, you hypocritical fuckers.

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Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) in his post-“doing something”about our financial institutions orgasm: It’s a great moment. I’m proud to have been here. No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we’ve done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring […]

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2010-06-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Legislation
What a Joke

Joe Davidson of The Washington Post on the very late Government Efficiency, Effectiveness and Performance Improvement Act of 2009: In a display of what passes for government efficiency, the House didn’t manage to approve the Government Efficiency, Effectiveness and Performance Improvement Act of 2009 until 2010 was half over. Eager to jump on the efficiency […]

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2010-05-29 :: madlibertarianguy // Military
Meanwhile . . .

Conservatards both in the military and in Congress predictably circle their wagons and prepare for a last stand defense against a bitter enemy.  “Remember the Alamo”, I can hear one whisper under his breath.

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2010-05-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Libertarian Party + Rand Paul
Shocking News!

Libertarian Party Vice Chairman Joshua Koch in an interview with The Washington Post: The reason why we would even consider running somebody in this race is because we’re not going to let Rand determine what a Libertarian stands for . . . I’m here to say Rand does not have the Libertarian ideology. Though Paul […]

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2010-05-26 :: madlibertarianguy // War on Drugs
Irresponsible It Will Be

Senators McCain and Kyl in a letter to President Obama concerning illegal immigration: The violence has crossed the border and escalated to a point where many Arizonans do not feel safe within their own homes or on their own property . . . It would be irresponsible not to do everything we can to stop […]

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From a poll concerning the utter fucking lack of public support for ObamaCare released May 24, 2010: The Political Class continues to be a strong supporter of the plan, however. While 67% of Mainstream voters believe the plan will be bad for America, 77% of the Political Class disagree and think it be good for […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Kentucky + Rand Paul
Better Days for Liberty

Tad DeHaven via Cato-at-Liberty: I’d prefer to believe Paul’s victory last night was a repudiation of the GOP establishment as much as it was a repudiation of Washington in general. Popular discontent with the statist Democrat establishment in Washington is well recognized. But if Kentucky Republicans just signaled their displeasure with the statist Republican establishment, […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Tea Party
Apparently Neocons are Now “Centrists”

Gerald F. Seib via Captital Journal of The New York Times: Meanwhile, on the Republican side, the tea-party movement is pushing Republicans to the right en masse. Even in places where tea party-styled candidates don’t win, they are likely to force more-traditional Republican candidates off center ground to survive. In what fucking world can we […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
I Don’t Know What Is

If a 24 point victory for the “outsider” isn’t a sign that the GOP establishment is in trouble, I don’t know what is.

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Though Rand Paul can hardly be called a captivating speaker,1 it’s nice to see the underlying message and not the glossy rhetoric. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kjs3APrZek _______________ 1.  In fact, one would be more accurate in saying that his speaking is boring as fuck.

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
On the Run

It appears that Americans Team Red and Team Blue alike want a clean sweep in DC.  Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza via The Washington Post: On a busy primary election night that put the political establishments of both parties on the defensive, Specter fell to two-term Rep. Joe Sestak. Elected five times to the Senate […]

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2010-05-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
One Down, One to Go

Paul wins the Kentucky primary.  Only one more vote to go. Roger Alford and Bruce Shreiner via the Associated Press: Rand Paul defeated Republican establishment favorite Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, a closely watched race that was a test of the tea party movement’s strength. I don’t agree with every position […]

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2010-05-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Government
Dear Political Class:

Can you spot the political disconnect?  For the sake of the American people, let’s hope not.  At least not before the mid-term elections.

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Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times: If President Obama has his way, loans at auto dealers would be put under the purview of a new federal consumer protection authority to guard against fraud and abuse. The prospect of increased regulations, Mr. Berscht said, “could force us out of the financing business,” and it has […]

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